Orlando, February 18, 2010—Whether or not the new Russian PAK FA lives up to its hype, Gen. Roger Brady, head of US Air Forces in Europe, says potential adversaries are pursuing true fifth and sixth generation technology. He also says fifth generation aircraft bring such advantage that defense analysts should reconsider sounding the death knell on major theater conflict. Brady, for one, doesn’t believe irregular warfare will be the sole type of conflict for the future. Continue
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.